News Posts from : 2008

The Big Lottery Question

Every time you spend £1 on the National Lottery, you change someone’s life!
The Big Lottery Fund invests a % of your £1 in community groups & to projects that improve health, education and the environment.

But now it’s time to decide what they will be funding from 2009-2012. The Big Lottery Fund is here to help you. So what does your £1 mean to you and where do you want it to be spent?

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Hafal is taking part in a very exciting project with the largest independent healthcare ad agency in the UK, Langland.

Every year Langland donates a proportion of its profits to healthcare charities based in the UK and internationally. As well as offering actual hard cash, the agency also provides their skills and expertise on a pro bono basis.

We’ve Clicked!

The challenges faced by people recovering from serious mental illness was one of many issues discussed at Hafal’s autumn conference, an event which was held at the climax of one of the most significant years in the history of the Welsh mental health sector.

Milestone legislation, successful campaigns, widespread discussion and the prospect of new mental health laws – it’s been an extremely busy year and Hafal, Wales’ leading charity for people with severe mental illness and their carers, has been at the forefront of much of the action.

Hafal learners nominated for NIACE Inspire Adult Learner Awards

Hafal learners in Tenby were presented with their certificate of nomination for NIACE Inspire Adult Learner awards last month by PET Co-ordinaror Janet Davies. The Awards celebrate the learning achievements of individuals and community groups…

Hafal at the National Eisteddfod 2008

Something for your diary: Hafal will be at this year’s National Eisteddfod promoting its anti-stigma campaign, “Have you clicked?”…

Welsh Stars Flock to Hafal’s “Have You Clicked?” Royal Welsh Stand

A number of Welsh stars have visited Hafal’s Have You Clicked? Royal Welsh stand in support of its new anti-stigma campaign.

Scott Quinnell, Stuart Cable, Derek Brockway, Lembit Opik MP and Jamie Owen (pictured) were among a number of figures from politics and entertainment who came to find out more about how to combat stigma surrounding mental health…

Carers’ Week 2008: “Carers can’t afford to be ill”

On Tuesday 10th June at the Oriel within the Senedd, Hafal and the Carers Alliance Wales hosted a one day event to celebrate Carers Week 2008. The Deputy Minister for Health and Carers Champion for Wales Gwenda Thomas AM launched the event and announced her priorities for Carers in the coming year. Jenny Randerson AM and Helen Mary-Jones AM also spoke of their support for carers in Wales.